1957.0018.032 A, B Glass decanter
  • 1957.0018.032 A, B Glass decanter
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Decanter

  • Category:

    Glass

  • Place of Origin:

    Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

  • Date:

    1780-1810

  • Materials:

    Glass (nonlead)

  • Techniques:

    Blown, Cut, Wheel-engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0018.032 A, B


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Object Number

1957.0018.032 A, B

Object Name

Decanter

Category

Glass

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Place of Origin

Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe

Date

1780-1810

Subjects

Gardiner's Island catalog associated

Materials

Glass (nonlead)

Techniques

Blown, Cut, Wheel-engraved

Dimensions (inches)

11.463 (H) , 4.173 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

29.115 (H) , 10.6 (Diam)

Object Description

Web - 08/09/2013

This decanter has much in common with examples illustrated in Winterthur's so-called Gardiner's Island Glass Catalogue (71x206.1, Downs collection, Winterthur Library). The 1790-1825 Bohemian glass trade catalog is signed by Johannes Schiefner of Parchen in Bohemia. It once belonged to the Gardiner family of Gardiner's Island, New York, and documents some forms of imported glass which were available in Federal America. Decanters sharing somewhat similar features in terms of engraved and cut decoration appear in the catalogue as numbers 29-34. The caption for no. 29 translates as"...Decanter, cut base, scalloped and grooved neck and stopper; with delicate festoons." Numbers 30-31 are identified as "similar" to the above. Number 32 is listed as "...Decanter, cut base, scalloped and scaly neck and stopper and delicate garlands," with 33 and 34 shown as similar.